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My guest for Happy Hour #75 is Liz Bohannon, the creator and  Co-CEO of Sseko Designs.

In our conversation, we chat about her experience at the live taping of This American Life and how she realized she had malaria in the middle of it (what!?). If you don’t know what it feels like to have malaria, Liz will tell you and you’re going to want to make sure you use your mosquito nets next time you’re in a malaria-prone area.

She shares her story of quitting her job in the middle of the recession to pack up and move to Uganda. I loved hearing her journey of arriving in Africa with no where to go and no real plans, getting linked up with an organization developing future leaders, and (long story short) created Sseko Designs to create opportunities for the graduates of the program. Sseko is a for-profit company and I thought Liz’s perspective on the for-profit world versus non-profit world was so compelling, and I think will spark a lot of discussion.

And lastly, y’all know one of my family’s favorite shows is Shark Tank. Liz and her husband were on the show!! So, a definite highlight of our conversation was hearing her experience behind the scenes, taking on the sharks and still holding her head high and confident about an ethically-run company, in spite of rejection on national television. You’re just going to love it.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Sseko Designs

This American Life Podcast

Cornerstone Development

Shark Tank

What Liz is loving: Nora Ephron Books, Cuba and Lindsey Adelman (Lighting Designer) and her DIY instructions

Connect with Liz

Twitter // Instagram

Sponsors:

Kurt Felsman

Majesty

If you looking for more great meaningful worship music you must check out Kurt Felsman. He has been leading people in corporate worship for nearly 20 years and his heart is to see people experience the goodness and glory of God. Kurt is debuting his EP, Majesty and Mystery. It is both beautifully and biblically crafted and contains a collection of powerful songs designed to be sung. With soaring melodies and beautifully crafted musical elements, Majesty and Mystery will draw the listener’s heart into worship.

Majesty and Mystery is available on iTunes, and all major music retailers. Also make sure you check out his website at www.kurtfelsman.com, and follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For the next few weeks he’ll be giving away copies just for happy hour listeners, so make sure to follow and comment #thehappyhour and tag a friend on his post.  You won’t be sorry for adding this EP into your worship playlists!

 

Pine Cove

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It’s still winter(ish), but now is the time to be thinking about your summer plans and you must consider Pine Cove camps! Here’s why camp ministry is awesome: your kids get a whole week away from technology to be out in God’s creation, they get to be pushed out of their comfort zone with fun activities like high ropes courses, zip lines, and horseback riding. Pine Cove scours the nation for the most excellent, intentional, Jesus-loving college students to invest in your kids for a week as their counselors. We’ve sent our kids to Pine Cove for years now, and they always come back with so many stories of what they learned about the Bible and how they felt so loved by the staff. Pine Cove takes safety seriously, and as a mom myself I trust them completely with my kids. You can find out more information about Pine Cove on their website at pinecove.com.

Prep Dish

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Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After a couple of hours on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. You’ll save time and have some amazingly delicious meals like Smoky Paprika Chicken Legs with Roasted Carrots, Parsnips & Fennel or Turkey & Zucchini Lasagna. And, Allison is offering listeners a special rate of $4 for the first month – that’s only $1/weekly meal plan! You can’t beat that. Check out Prep-Dish for this amazing deal!

 

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